Pottery of the U.S. South:
A Living Tradition

Museum of International Folk Art
Oct 24, 2014 through Nov 15, 2015

Pottery of the U.S. South:

Pottery of the U.S. South presented traditional stoneware from North Carolina and northern Georgia — current works characterized by earthy local clays and surprising effects of wood firing. Rooted in British and German ceramic traditions and once crucial to Southern agrarian life, Southern pottery today remains vital, a distinctive art form through which potters actively engage with their region in ways both old and new. As museum visitors explored these ways, they were invited to consider for themselves the dynamics of a living tradition.

Related Photos

Installation Shot for Southern Pottery 2
Installation Shot for Southern Pottery 3
Installation Shot for Southern Pottery 4
John Burrison.
Mike Craven demonstrates turning a jug
Burlon Craig, Face jug, 1982
Lanier Meaders, Face jug, early 1970s
Wayne Hewell, Face jug (detail),
Vernon Owens, Jug (detail), 2010
Vernon Owens, Jug, 2010,
Chad Brown, Pitcher, 2012
Matthew Hewell, One-gallon pitcher, 2011
Michael Crocker, Five-gallon syrup jug, 2012
Wood-fired, alkaline-glazed jars

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